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Gen X has never recovered from the 2008 recession. “It’s really time for y’all to settle down” is unsolicited advice I hear from older family members every three months or so.

Gen X has never recovered from the 2008 recession

Generally kind, loving people — many of them boomers — feel a need to voice an opinion born of their own frustrations about my lifestyle, which seems so different from their own. What it feels like to be the last generation to remember life before the internet — Quartz. I’ve long believed that speed is the ultimate weapon in business.

What it feels like to be the last generation to remember life before the internet — Quartz

All else being equal, the fastest company in any market will win. Generation X Is Sick of Your Bullshit. What it feels like to be the last generation to remember life before the internet. The fortysomething parents are not alright. As birth rates in the US continue to fall, an educated older parent-driven ‘‘baby boom’’ is underway.

The fortysomething parents are not alright

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the number of first-time moms aged 35 and older is nine times higher than in the 1970s. American men are also becoming fathers at an older age, particularly if they have a bachelor’s degree or more. US Census figures show a steady increase over the past 15 years in the proportion of 40- to 49-year-old married dads to kids under the age of six.

While We're Young (2014) This Is 40 (2012) What You Learn in Your 40s. Pamela Druckerman PARIS — IF all goes according to plan, I’ll turn 44 soon after this column appears.

What You Learn in Your 40s

So far in my adult life, I’ve never managed to grasp a decade’s main point until long after it was over. It turns out that I wasn’t supposed to spend my 20s frantically looking for a husband; I should have been building my career and enjoying my last gasp of freedom. Publications > Generation X Reports. The LSAY has released issue three of the second volume on the young adults who have participated in the study since 1987 and who continue to complete an annual survey.

Publications > Generation X Reports

This report examines lifelong learning of Gen Xers. The Generation X Report More than one in every 10 members of Generation X are enrolled in classes to continue their formal education, according to a new University of Michigan study released today. In addition, 48 percent of GenXers take continuing education courses, in-service training, and workshops required for professional licenses and certifications. ‘I belong to a generation that has fundamentally failed you’ — commencement speaker. In my continuing coverage of interesting 2014 commencement speeches, here’s one that Deborah Bial, president and founder of the Posse Foundation, delivered at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley in which she bashes her own generation, not the usual focus of such events: The Posse Foundation is a non-profit organization that identifies, recruits and trains public high school students with outstanding academic and leadership potential — many of them who have been overlooked in traditional college selection processes — and then arranges for full-tuition scholarships for four years at college.

‘I belong to a generation that has fundamentally failed you’ — commencement speaker

Since 1989, some 5,540 public high school students have been through the Posse program and 90 percent of them graduate from college. In 2010, President Obama named the foundation as one of 10 to receive a portion — $125,000 — of the $1.4 million he won with his Nobel Peace Prize. Mount Holyoke College is a liberal arts college for women.

Slackersomething: “Portlandia” as Generational Therapy. Jello Biafra wakes from a coma and really, really doesn’t like what he sees.

Slackersomething: “Portlandia” as Generational Therapy

Generation X members are “active, balanced and happy”. Seriously? Generation X used to be inscrutable.

Generation X members are “active, balanced and happy”. Seriously?

So-named, according to some, because of the challenge in identifying the 'X' factor in this generation. There was a struggle to describe this generation coming on the heels of the Baby Boomers and after the wide use of birth control that prompted the sexual revolution of the 1960s. Generation X (born 1965-1980) is a smaller population than either the Boomers before them (1945-1965) or the Millennials that followed.

Winona Ryder Finally Agrees To Sleep With Generation X. LOS ANGELES—After being a subject of Generation X desire for the better part of two decades, actress Winona Ryder announced Tuesday that she had finally conceded to having intercourse with every interested member within that age group.

Winona Ryder Finally Agrees To Sleep With Generation X

Ryder, 39, believes members of Gen-X are now finally mature enough to "handle her. " "Fine," Ryder said in a statement addressed to the 71 million American men and women born between the years 1962 and 1981. The Punk Singer review – Kathleen Hanna makes a terrific doc subject. In Spite of Everything: A Memoir:Amazon:Books. X Saves the World: How Generation X Got the Shaft but Can Still Keep Everythi... The Book: “Homeward Bound” « Emily Matchar / writer. Empire of Dirt: The Aesthetics and Rituals of British Indie Music (Music Cult... A Generation of Slackers? Not So Much. The reaction from many older Americans?

A Generation of Slackers? Not So Much

Gen X Has a Midlife Crisis. These are the ruminations of Milo Burke in the novel “The Ask,” summing up the formative experiences of his generation in a voice seemingly characteristic of that overeducated, insecure demographic cohort, who came of age in the late ’80s and early ’90s. Note the sudden swerve from world-historical grandiosity to consumerist banality; the attempt to camouflage sincere confusion with winking insouciance; the obsession with generalizing a personal experience. A Politics for Generation X. Today's young adults may be the most politically disengaged in American history. The author explains why, and puts forth a new political agenda that just might galvanize his generation EVERETT Carll Ladd, a political scientist, once remarked, "Social analysis and commentary has many shortcomings, but few of its chapters are as persistently wrong-headed as those on the generations and generational change.

This literature abounds with hyperbole and unsubstantiated leaps from available data. " Many of the media's grand pronouncements about America's post-Baby Boom generation—alternatively called Generation X, Baby Busters, and twentysomethings—would seem to illustrate this point. The 1990s opened with a frenzy of negative stereotyping of the roughly 50 million Americans born from 1965 to 1978: they were slackers, cynics, whiners, drifters, malcontents.

Stereotyping aside, some disquieting facts jump out regarding the political practices and political orientation of young Americans. The Gen-X Nostalgia Boom. We bristled when we heard them wax self-congratulatory about ending segregation and war, even as they voted for politicians who would deregulate banks and invade Iraq (the first time). We resented their monopoly on cultural space, realizing that “boom” also described what their collective voice would always be, compared with our demographically feeble squeak. The Divorce Generation. Gen-X: The Ignored Generation? Generation X’s journey from jaded to sated. IF YOU CAN remember what life was like before R.E.M. —and can identify a Care Bear but sure as hell never went to bed with one—consider yourself an inducted member of Generation X. Our generation is one that’s always been defined by the best and worst of culture, with MTV, Star Trek, and the Apple II on one end of the spectrum and rampant divorce, nukes, and AIDS on the other.

As kids, we were left to play independently while marriages crumbled in the background. As teens, we were unimpressed by, but close friends with, the REAL real world. And now as grown-ups, most of us have broken through the other side of angst, like Dee Snider through a dining room door, and are, simply and deservedly, downright content. There’s always speculation about why certain generations are happier than others. Generation Xers have always suspected, and now know for sure, that there’s only so much you can expect out of life before you fall prey to chronic dissatisfaction. So. Generation X gets really old: How do slackers have a midlife crisis?